The Government’s latest Cyber Governance Health Report

The Government’s latest Cyber Governance Health Check Report, published July 2017, details the responses of a FTSE 350 survey (105 respondents), highlighting that ‘there is a growing understanding of how businesses could be impacted by a cyber incident that affects their key assets.’ The report also highlighted that Cyber risk of FTSE 350 boards is

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Appointing a NXD? – Understand Their Role for a Functional Board

At NEDonBoard’s regular dedicated non-executive director events, discussions with members has, on numerous occasions, turned to the issues around boards fully understanding the role of NXDs and how to enable a functional board. Needless to say, it can be highly unproductive to appoint NXDs to a board when some of the executive team, or even new NXD themselves, don’t fully understand the role of

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Boardroom Dynamics and Challenges – From a Chairman and NED Point of View

Having interviewed Neil Davidson, CBE, NED at Morrisons Supermarket Group and Chairman at Produce Investments PLC, following a NEDonBoard panel evening, there are some clear skills and considerations which best enable a board to work effectively and harmoniously, and for NEDs to connect with fellow board members and carry out their roles and responsibilities. What sets

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Corporate Governance for Growing Companies, by Frank Lewis

Recently we published an article focusing on structure and requirements for an effective board of directors by Frank Lewis.  This follow-up article highlights corporate governance for growing companies. Frank Lewis is a seasoned, internationally experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director with a demonstrable track record of operational success in distribution, manufacturing, technology and natural resources across Europe, China, Africa and

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Role, responsibility and what to review when joining a board – Expert Interview: Nick Beecroft

If you are interested to know more about the role and responsibilities of non-executive directors, as well as what to review prior to starting a new role, the following interview with Nick Beecroft will prove insightful. Nick holds three NED positions in financial institutions, one as Chairman, one as Senior Independent Director, and memberships of

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Expert Interview: Sharon Constançon

Sharon Constançon compares the role of a NED on FSTE 100 boards to smaller companies and provides her thoughts on what makes for an effective board. Sharon has broad board experience gained through working in various roles, such as a Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Conduct Committee, and member of the Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. 

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Expert Interview: Michael Wilton-Cox

In this week’s interview, Michael Wilton-Cox provides some invaluable advice for being an effective Non-Executive Director and helps distinguish between roles for private, public and charitable boards. Michael is an experienced board director and has held executive, non-executive, chairman and business advisor roles for the last 26 years. He has private and public sector board

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Penalties & Pay: Financial Responsibility

The position of a non-executive director for a bank is part-time, yet is paid more than five times the national average full-time wage. This discrepancy is so-called ‘danger money’- a rise in pay as a result of reforms that can allow bankers to be held accountable for mistakes. These penalties go so far as jailing executives,

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